Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Duty Station: ABYEI
Posting Period: 06 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNISFA-144367-J-Abyei (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Sector/Regional Offices of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Gok Machar, South Sudan. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Mission Support Unit which falls under the Operations and Resources Management Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will carry out the following duties:

-Provide advice and guidance to the Sector Commander on administrative support within the following parameters: UN Financial Rules and Regulations, Staff Rules, administrative policies, instructions, specific delegations of authority and the resources available to the mission.
-Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air and land operations within and related to Gok Machar Administrative area.
-Monitors all aspects of work conducted within the Sector’s Area of Responsibility (AoR), including Team sites where applicable.
-Ensures all UN Owned Equipment (UNOE), Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) and assets, as well as premises and equipment leased by the mission, are utilized in conformity with UN Financial Rules, Regulations and established guidelines in the Area of Operation (AO).
-In coordination with Sector Security Officer and MSC, draft Sector local logistics support plan for Security Evacuation Plan.
-Liaise with local authorities on local support required to facilitate UNISFA Logistics operations at Gok Machar area.
-Put in place administrative measures for the welfare of all personnel in the JBVMM camp
-Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs,
-Monitor quality of service delivery by vendors and contractors to UNISFA at Gok Machar area.
-Monitor stock of key commodities (fuel, emergency rations, etc). Identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations, assigned tasks and routine activities.
-Provides and coordinates logistics support to military, police, civilian components of UNISFA and other components of the mission deployed within the Gok Machar area.
-Drafts and coordinates logistics plans and other documents supporting the implementation of logistics operations, as directed by Head of Unit or Section Chief.
-Drafts and coordinates inputs to logistics reports, presentations, briefing notes, and other information documents required by the management, including inputs required by the UNHQ.
-Liaises and coordinates logistics support with other units within the Mission Support Division, such as transportation, communications, movement control and procurement, and outside MSD with security and substantive offices.
-Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
-Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
-Act as Sector Administrative Officer for Gok Machar
-Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to assist with a broad range of human resources management, financial and administrative tasks under the direction of the Chief of Unit. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations and prepare drafts for reports on various administrative and related issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, public administration, engineering, or other field. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in surface and/or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area.
Experience in providing administrative and management support in an international organization, the United Nations system, a government, or public sector is highly desirable.
Experience in dealing with conference policies, procedures and practices in an international organization is desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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